When I started my little business I thought it'd be good to make enough money to cover my expenses and pay down some of my debt while freeing me up time-wise to pursue my dream of writing. The real appeal was to have the winter off to write.
It's gotten a bit out of control. I stopped advertising three years ago because I already had enough work to fill my schedule. But it just kept coming via word of mouth.
This fall I added over 40 new clients and went a stretch between September 1st and November 25th without an unscheduled day. There is a recession and it's probably going to hit me, but if it takes 20% to 30% of my work away, that means I'll be at a level where I can still do all the work without destroying my body.
Here are some highlights, and lowlights: